We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.